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will pack the mall on monday eager to witness the second inauguration of president obama, but they are not quite partying like it's 2009. four years ago a record 1.8 million people gathered to see the swearing in of the first african-american president. >> this year officials estimate estimate about 600,000 to 800,000 will be on hand. that will be more for george w. bush but a far cry from 2009. the there will be star power, beyonce will take part in the swearing-in ceremony. supporters will be enthusiastic but the mood on the mall will be different and president's speech while the nation is not teetering on the brink like in 2009, president is struggling with high unemployment and voters lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. as long as washington politics do not get in the way of america's progress. >> before the hard work of the second term begins, the obama will squeeze in a little sun. in 2009 they had a whirlwind night on the town, ten inaugural balls. this year there is just two
in their communities. >>> happening now, the president is kick off his weekend with volunteer work. president obama started the event four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr. there are events in washington and in the bay area. we'll have more coming up in about half an hour. >>> as part of the national day of service, there is a blanket drive for the homeless. you can drop off the blankets from 9:00 this morning until 6:00 tonight. >>> in his weekly address, president obama called on congress to pass legislation to stop shootings like the one in connecticut. >> ask your member of congress if they support the ban, and if the answer is no, ask them why not? >> this week, the president asked congress to begin the background checks on the weapons. >>> supporters and opponents of the plan are gearing up for a fight in congress. dozens of groups say they are planning on rallying. >>> more than 100 people turned out for a meeting in connecticut to decide the fate of the school. many of the parents say they believe classes should not be held at the school. the officials say all option are on the
, barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> four years ago, barack obama taking the oath of office, first african-american president. monday he will be taking the oath of office again. we'll bring you coverage, from the first lady's outfits to the new haircut, the bang that is everybody is talking about. that's "today" at the inauguration monday. >>> meantime just ahead, sporty soccer dad look. is that you, al, maybe? >> no. >> to sophisticated casual for date night, maybe. we've got style advice for your man. >>> open house tour from ohio to washington state that will give you an idea just how far your money will take you these days, all under 300,000 bucks. >> very nice. we're showing our wild side because we don't have another side. unusual creatures. tegu. apparently known for his tongue. i'm not kidding. it's a unique way of hunting. >> i'm just looking at you. >> no, you're not just looking at me. >> wildlife. >> but first, my friend, a gentleman, lester holt, has a preview of what's coming up. you didn't just look at me. you looked at me like -- >> what? wow! i'm sorry. >> w
rebuilt every four years. but since a huge crowd full of hope saw the first obama swearing in, america has lowered its expectation. only 35% in the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll says the country is heading in the right direction. and president obama's new portrait, his approval stands at 62%. his likability at 61%. but only 29% say he's working effectively with congress. and today there's more 0 conflict. responding to the president's declaration that he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling, republicans backed down. they raised the borrowing limit but just for three months. and if democrats don't agree to a budget to spending cuts by april, they cut off lawmakers' paychecks. >> why should the american public pay elected officials if they don't do the fundamental job to pass the budget. >> reporter: since richard nixon resigned, second terms have had negative starts. >> it's been a long time since we've seen an effective second term. >> reporter: the bush 43 second term plagued by iraq and katarina and scandal and impeachment. the new obama term starts with a budget confrontation. i'
to a buy risk here it >> investigators are looking for this man who attempted to kidnap a three year-old boy from the great mall in milpitas. we'll have details as straight a head. >> we do have a reaction from bay area gun owners following president obama said federal gun control proposals. >> we are looking ed 8 unusual back up due to an early morning stall over an hour ago. it back then sub so early that we have not recovered. the drive time is starting to approach normal for this hour there are still bigger than normal. you will hit about a 16 to 18 minute drive time if you're coming from the mimic freeway. if you are still looking at a 20 to 22 minute drive time perry ed it is about 18 minutes for the east shore freeway. the traffic began to slow through berkeley as you head to the bay bridge. >> we are looking at the san francisco skyline. it is a clear start for the morning. there are instances of fog. the temperatures are just below the freezing mark. yesterday we did have freezing fog. as we head into the afternoon it will be mostly sunny and will be warmer. we could see pos
our particular feelings are. here's another question that we should be asking ourselves now. 40 years from now, historians will be looking back on our time. or 60 years from now. and what will they say about how we responded to this? it's not just about president obama. it's about all of us. >> or how we didn't respond to it. >> we're all on a dock here. and i think that's the question that we have to ask ourselves. and it has to be asked across the political and the cultural spectrum including the people who feel that they have a right to own an assault weapon and the people in their community who feel that they don't have a right to. there has to be this dialogue across the country in small western communities, in the south and in the big cities as well. as reverend al knows, there's no greater carnage from guns than in the inner cities of america. >> absolutely. >> 506 homicides last year in chicago, most of them in the inner city. >> i've just been reading about -- you all remember nickel mines, the shooting there, which was actually a handgun. it highlights -- and that was, i don
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